Cardinal Cookies

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I was never really a bird person, but I have always had a soft spot for cardinals. I'm not sure what it is about them, but when I see one sitting on a tree branch outside my window, a smile comes to my face.  My husband, back when we were dating, had this adorable plaque with two cardinals and our names carved into a tree made for me one Christmas. It is now hanging in our kitchen.

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This past Christmas I made dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies. Chocolate peppermint stars, peanut butter blossoms, lemon slice and bakes, and tray after tray of decorated sugar cookies.  As well as the pastel Christmas cookies you can find HERE, I also pulled out my cardinal cookie cutter and made some pretty winter birds.

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Once again, poor photo quality from my iphone, but who has time at Christmas to pull out their camera when you still have ten dozen cookies to decorate?

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Packaged up and ready to go!